Your premise, that a dealer protects a car buyer from the car company, seems to be in error.
It is true one would think that a consumer can go to some state's consumer protection agency and lean on a car dealer more than a multinational company. But that's not a sure thing - some states don't do any of that and many car dealers are themselves part of a large corporation. And the fact is that they can say anything at all about you with little chance of being held to account.
He would likely be a current Republican. They are not really for capitalism and markets but for crony capitalism and plutocracy which would seem more familiar from his times. He would correctly believe that the Republicans would so corrupt the economy and body politic that it would fail. That would suit his goals and be consistent with the way he thought history would go. He could well consider today's centrist Democrats his adversary.
You guys have really run out haven't you.........just nothing to say any more. You can't cut and paste from discredited sites anymore or from the radio screamers trying to raise a mob.
You want to run a country in today's world? Are you sure?
In your party, McCain and Graham want to return to their old Cold War with wars all over the planet including the Crimea. And that after their party purposely broke the Washington government, restricting its ability to maintain any Pax Americana at all. Blowing a few trillion dollars in the Sand Trap considerably diminished American power for many years to come. Bush II taking a dive in China's economic wars and monetizing the trade deficits to get cash under the voters radar also diminished American power for many years to come. The transfer of wealth and tech to China 2001-2009 was historic in scale.
Maybe we should give the core Confederate culture area to China to develop in exchange for their Treasuries and cash. The Confederates want authority instead of democracy anyway. You can't easily eat grits and gravy with chopsticks, but they would work with hush puppies just fine.................
Are you a Gacy Graduate? Keep his picture? It seems fortunate that so few of you guys post this stuff. Surely Robert E Lee or Jefferson Davis would not approve of such preoccupations.....
So your next generation is assured of a future, as long as they don't smoke, drink, and keep the weight down. It's nice to hear from someone optimistic about the future.....
The plane communicated engine data to satellites for hours after its transponders were cut off, one by one. Your theory seems unlikely.
I do think Boeing should license Tesla lithium ion battery safety tech. By the way, SpaceX wants to get it's orbiting capsule man space craft rated by NASA. It uses lithium batteries AFAIK.
You have routinely been calling people idiots here for years. Have you reformed? I don't read all the posts here, so I might not notice.
Tesla's present retailing scheme retains Tesla's independence and is not a network of conventional dealers owned by the car company. It is different and is disintermediation of brick and mortar as is happening in retail in general. A dealer association would likely have demanded that the Model S have an architecture like the Volt and made other demands.
Tesla, with the new model in a new market starting production in the fall of 2012 could hardly have expected banks to finance leases since they had no way of estimating their value on lease expiration. So Tesla came up with a scheme that looks like a lease to the customer. So where is the "serious aversion"?
If Tesla's can't be sold in New Jersey, that means individuals will arbitrage them there. The value of used Model S's will be higher than otherwise and Tesla make make out on the "lease" deals. Your usual forecast of dooooooooooooooooooom will not be fulfilled.
Your remarks about abuse are surely true and true for Tesla as with any other manufacturer. I remember when Mazda started importing Wankel engine cars a spin on the usual 4 cycle IC engine that they perfected. They burn oil as a 2 cycle engine does by injecting crankcase oil into the fuel-air stream then in a ratio about 1:100. Of course some customers paid no attention and burned the rotor seals by running the engine oil to near-zero. Then they would notice the low oil and quickly top it up and go weeping and wailing to the dealer. At first they usually got new short blocks but after a while they didn't.
Car dealers, especially at the high end, should be able to compete and exist by offering services that a Web retailer could not easily do even with a service network.. Bloomingdale's, Men's Wearhouse, and others exist despite Amazon and others disintermediating brick and mortar retailers. Apple stores exist..
But instead of competing in the market, dealers insist on trying to maintain their world developed decades ago by force - through the USA Pay-To-Play legislative system in Washington and the state capitols. Their only argument is that big corporations do it all the time in Washington, so why shouldn't they.
ps - How many mom and pop local car dealers remain these days?
Actually what they have in common is being recipient cities for the Southern Diaspora - people driven out of the South. They are poor and sometimes violent because they are Southerners. Even after a couple of generations outside the South many still do not speak English and retain the social value of not valuing education and so on.
In some ways, though, it can be seen as the chickens come home to roost. The US spends many, many billions supposedly developing countries around the world though most of it comes back to companies here. Yet Mississippi has fewer than 3 million people and is a cultural and economic Jurassic Park . In fact the core Confederate culture area is undeveloped and is economically a dependency though the Civil War was 148 years ago. Even metro Atlanta does not save Georgia.
The Civil Rights Acts and the War On Poverty were the last attempt at Reconstruction of the South and are unlikely to be repeated. Yet some of the programs continue to put the grits on the table to this day.
I wouldn't take such an interest even if you had any.
You could start with the radio ranters who usually have sites, you might like the androgynous Ms Coulter if she has a site, or Forbes magazine, 'birther' sites, the Weekly Standard, Bachman, etc, etc. There's no shortage of them. The radio ranters and most of the others are get rich quick schemes but that need not bother you. There are only few principled Conservatives out there and they have little influence on the Right at all.
A staple of Southern politics has always been to generate adversarial mobs while the Real Players clean the table. The mobs were generally based on race.
Can the Republicans go national with that?
Your personal needs and fantasies are of no interest to most people. There must be a more specialized BB available to you.
You do not know what "Marxism" is and are not entitled to use a word like philosophy. If you ever got the world you want to see, which is unlikely, you would be among the first casualties.
The issue is that it's out of anyone's control. Imagine giving that power to today's Republicans. No one would be safe, not even the billionaires.
One error that the President made was in not immediately going through the government like Bush II did and dismissing anyone associated with his predecessor not protected by Civil Service. The Republicans have always attempted to prevent him from appointing an administration - that's why we got the 'czars'. But he could do more. The CIA people are likely holdovers. So were the people who did F&F - they had done the same thing on a smaller scale in the previous administration. Obama did not do enough recess appointments at the beginning.
Your nonsense post is a very mild example of the crazy animosity that the Right is pushing these days. You guys have made it clear that we are in a Civil War. Our would-be Plutocrats are paying to raise a mob they can't control. I'm old enough to remember Dallas and where I was - the whole day. The more security the President has, the better. Unfortunately, some degree of isolation is one of your successes.
Pick up your Stars and Bars and leave. We are all tired of supporting you while you try to destroy our US. All you want is Depression and destruction.
“The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.”
- usually attributed to John Maynard Keynes or an early associate without hard evidence. The quote survives over time as good advice for dedicated shorts.
Our Pay-To-Play political system is a systematic Founding Flaw corrupting state capitols as well as Washington.
We note that the Blue States are paying for nearly all the others, though. Only Texas and a couple of low population oil states contribute net taxes to Washington. Arkansas may be near break-even. Otherwise, the Red States are all on welfare, especially in the core Confederate culture area. It's all the government programs they complain about so much that keep the grits on the table. Their economies are as dysfunctional in the modern world as their societies.